Kürnach
Community ID
 
2399
 
Town
 
Würzburg
 
Diocese
 
Würzburg
 
Date Founded
 
1279 or earlier
 
Date Terminated
 
1292-1300 (circa)
 
Religious Order
 
Cistercian
 
Rule
 
Benedictine
 
Foundation Information
 

The foundation of a female Cistercian house in Kürnach is only refered to in a few documents. The convent presumably was founded sometime before 1279 by a member of the local nobility, who perhaps wished to establish a proprietary cloister as many others did (Krausen, 65). In 1292 the four nuns in the community exchanged almost all the convent's property in return for a lifetime stipend; this presumably was the end of the convent.

 
Population Counts
 

Circa 1291 the convent consisted of four women and no longer had an abbess.

 
Relative Wealth
 

The convent's foundation was never very rich. Documents refer to sales of property by the convent due to its economic difficulties. In 1279 and in 1291 documents record the sale of rights and property in Kürnach.

 
Contributors
 
June Mecham
 
Date Started
 
1279
 
Date Finished
 
1292
 
Length
 
810